Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sleepy Head

Someone has been refusing to nap lately, so yesterday at around 4:30pm, I found her like this!

Chicago Visit

Last Friday, we flew home to Chicago (first flight with all three kids!) to celebrate Alexis' baptism at St. Edmund Church. It was beautiful to watch our little niece being blessed and emotional in remembering the family history of my childhood church - I was baptized over 30 years ago, received my 1st communion, confirmation, marriage and had two of my own kids baptized there. In typical Draper fashion, I was a sobbing mess watching baby Lexi and her proud parents. After the ceremony, we all partied back at my Mom's house to end the day. Sunday morning Violet and Max were showered with early birthday gifts and then we met our cousins at a local park to run off some energy. In bed by 8pm that night, we had a 4am wake up call to fly back home. We loved every minute of our trip home and can't wait to get back there (although I'll take a break from traveling with three kids for awhile)!

Alexis and her mama.

Auggie wanting in on part of the action.

Kids helping bless the water.





Violet convinced Aunt Kelly how fun it is to brush hair. 

One of my oldest friends, Emily and her beautiful family, Adam and baby Jack.

New backpack for preschool!

Riding the trains at Rehm Park. Same ones my brothers and me rode as kids. 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Walking and Celebrating It

He's walking...

and making his own celebration!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Random Pictures of Our Life

We're slowly unpacking some boxes out of storage and came upon our play doh. Kids were thrilled!

And after many permanent messes made in our old house, play doh is strictly an outdoor toy in our new place!

This is what Max does at 9:30 at night when he's supposed to be sleeping. 

We visited a nearby Farmers Market last week and Miss Violet was begging for a glitter tattoo (that is until she saw Cotton Candi - the lady who was applying them)! 

Just a normal naked dinner time.

Bonnie and Clyde

Searching for bad guys. I think all they ended up finding were some lonely spiders.

Mini mani for the gal.

Bike ride with my boys.

Waiting for our table on a Friday night. Found a delicious restaurant close by with all local food. Slowly discovering nearby treasures.

Learning a little about the "Fort" in Fort Mill.

Playing bride. 

My own mini stylist (note all her tools). Every time I take a shower, she pops in afterwards and wants to "do" my hair. Yes, please and thank you!